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Philippines names new military chief

(Xinhua)

15:10, December 12, 2011

MANILA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III appointed on Monday Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa as the new chief- of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Dellosa, the AFP Northern Command chief prior to his appointment, replaced General Eduardo Oban Jr., who will reach the 56-year-old mandatory retirement age on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old new military chief belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1979.

 
 
 
 
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